A deadly 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck Chile, forcing a million to evacuate and triggering tsunami warnings in California and Hawaii
It's hard not to be entranced by the rippling waves of a propagating tsunami in this 3-D simulation of Chile's recent 8.2 earthquake.
In the hard-hit port city of Iquique, whole families bundled up and some slept alongside the main highway after the 7.6-magnitude aftershock.
The 7.6-magnitude temblor was the largest of a series of aftershocks following the deadly 8.2-magnitude quake that hit Chile late Tuesday.
An international tsunami monitoring system worked perfectly in the wake of Tuesday's earthquake in Chile, reducing the potential for panic.
Thanks to ample preparation, many Chileans reacted calmly as police, military and firemen flooded the streets immediately after the 8.2 quake.
The tremors triggered landslides that blocked roads, knocked out power for thousands, damaged an airport and caused fires that destroyed several businesses.
Weaker earthquakes in the past in other parts of the world have killed far more people.
The prison was also set ablaze, according to a report.
"We’re going to have weird tides, fluctuations and waves that can reverberate for hours," Honolulu mayor warns.
Army and Air Force sent to affected regions to maintain order, president said.
Experts have known for decades that northern Chile was overdue for a large earthquake, but they can't say whether Tuesday's quake was the "Big One."
It wasn't guaranteed that tsunami waves will reach Hawaii, but tsunami specialists said they could arrive in the middle of the night.
Seismologists are worried that the rapid-fire tremors could be leading to the kind of disaster last experienced in the area in 1877.
A strong earthquake hit off the northern coast of Chile, prompting a brief evacuation but not causing any injuries or significant damage.